Sophos shares rose strongly after the cyber security company posted results ahead of expectations following a string of disappointing updates.
Wilmington has hired Mark Milner from Daily Mail and General Trust as its next chief executive.
Genel Energy chairman Stephen Whyte announced plans to step down as he reported a successful start to 2019 for the oil producer.
Stocks across the Continent are advancing even after the US President threatened to block China's main telecommunications equipment providers from the US market and to cut their access to American suppliers.
Wall Street futures were pointing to modest gains at the open on Thursday after markets reversed their opening misfortunes to finish in the green on Wednesday.
Markets in Asia were mixed on Thursday, amid a further heating of the ongoing trade war between the US and China as Washington set contentious technology giant Huawei firmly within its sights.
London stocks had turned higher by midday on Thursday, boosted by strength in the mining sector as investors digested news that US President Trump has declared a national emergency to protect US computer networks from "foreign adversaries" - a move widely seen as targeting China’s Huawei.
Shares in Genus surged on Thursday after the animal genetics company announced a strategic porcine collaboration in China, the world's largest pork market.
Geotechnical specialist contractor Keller Group updated the market on its trading on Thursday, reporting that its expectations for the full year remained unchanged, supported by “generally stable” market conditions.
Property franchise Belvoir Lettings told investors at its annual general meeting on Thursday that trading during the first quarter of its current financial year had been "robust".
Computer vision technology company Seeing Machines provided a “comprehensive” update on its Fleet business on Thursday, explaining that the success of the business and its implementation of ‘Guardian 24/7’ monitoring services was fundamental to the firm.
Security systems designer IndigoVision told investors at its annual general meeting on Thursday that the group had traded in line with expectations during the first four months of the year.
Spire Healthcare said it had made a good start to the year as the hospital group prepared for its annual meeting.
PPP infrastructure investment firm BBGI SICAV has acquired a further 33. 3% interest in the Ohio River Bridges - East End Crossing Project, taking its total ownership to 66. 6% of the project.
Residential landlord Grainger saw first-half profits improve on the back of increased rents and its acquisition of GRIP back in December.
Real estate investment trust Tritax Big Box has received planning permission for the development of a new distribution centre at Symmetry Park, Biggleswade.
Exploration group Kavango Resources released further information on the second diamond drill hole at its Ditau prospect on Thursday.
Business-to-business media company Tarsus Group updated the market on its current trading on Thursday, reporting that since its annual results on 27 February, it had been in line with the board's expectations with forward bookings towards the top end of its targeted growth range of 5% to 10%.
Logistics company Wincanton said contract wins largely offset the impact of losses from its prior year and first half in its preliminary results on Thursday, reporting a revenue decline of 2. 6% to £1. 14bn for the year.
Russia-focussed gold producer Trans-Siberian Gold confirmed on Thursday that its wholly-owned subsidiary ZAO Trevozhnoye Zarevo (TZ) has entered into a loan facility agreement with VTB Bank.